Welcome to POWERHOUSE Bookstores!

Please note that online orders may take up to 3 weeks to arrive.

Unfortunately, we temporarily do not accept weborders for store pick-up.

Welcome to POWERHOUSE Bookstores! Now located in Dumbo, Park Slope, and Industry City! We're here to help you find your next favorite book, either by stopping in and browsing our stores in person, or by ordering through our website here! Check out handselected staff picks, curated categories, or search for a particular book. If it's in stock here, you can pick it up in store or have it shipped right to you. And of course, our knowledgeable staff is always here to help. Thank you for continuing to support our indie bookstores! 

28 Adams St. Brooklyn, NY 11201 - Weekdays from 11-6pm, Sat-Sun 10-6pm

Park Slope
1111 8th Av. Brooklyn, NY 11215 - Weekdays from 12-6pm, Sat-Sun: 10-6pm

Industry City
220 36th St., Building #2 (Food Hall), Brooklyn, NY 11232 - 11-6pm daily

Thank you!!

Get your SIGNED copies of I Love Vincent in all three of our store locations now! 


New Releases and Reissues from powerHouse Books


Our fresh new online site for the 2020s and beyond!

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve finally arrived in the modern, post(ish)-pandemic era: our Brooklyn indie stores in Dumbo, south Park Slope, and Industry City—POWERHOUSE ArenaPOWERHOUSE on 8th, and POWERHOUSE @ IC—can now ship any book or bookstore item from the source directly to your door. Powered by IndieCommerce, please welcome www.powerhousebookstores.com.

We're a small family-run business, and have been stubbornly proud of our sole focus on the curated shopping experience, the engaging and thought-provoking programming, and slightly idiosyncratic way we’ve gone about bringing a bookstore into the areas of Brooklyn that have played important roles in our lives: Dumbo and Park Slope. And we're thrilled to have joined the vibrant and thriving network of creative enterprises in Industry City! 

Bookselling is very different today than it was just a few years ago, so we decided to bring a new capability to our approach to books and gifts, and we think this is a good 1.0 start. A lot of hard work has been done by our small bookseller and design team to get this new venture ready: now you can use this IndieCommerce-powered site to order any book or gift item your heart desires, for you or for any loved  one—or even moderately tolerated person—anywhere in the world, by mail or by pickup.

We will be bringing our own curated items to this site regularly, so we hope you will stick with us; we appreciate your business and we will be here as long as you are here. 

With fortitude and grace,
Susanne & Daniel

New & Noteworthy


Kids Books & Gifts
The best of kids books - be it picture books, middle grade, YA novels or beautifully illustrated educative books – all hand-curated by our kids book buyer.

Staff Picks
All the greatest books, according to our knowledgeable and well-read staffers. Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, kids' books and more!

powerHouse Books
The best of our artbook publishing house—photography, documentary, pop culture, business, fashion, and celebrity books.

Our own kids book publishing imprint offers books for young children that are visually striking, imaginative, funny, diverse, and have an offbeat or edgy sensibility.

  Archway Editions
    Our homegrown literary imprint featuring drama, fiction, poetry, criticism and more in beautiful pocket-sized editions.

Recent and classic verse from new and legendary poets alike.

Cookbook & Lifestyle
The best in new cookbooks (for food and cocktails!), lifestyle & home design.

Art & Design
Typography, graphic design, product design, street art and more!

Self Help
Dive into our selection of books on mindfulness, healthy living, family life, and more!



Newsletter Pop-up photo: From Back in the Days by Jamel Shabazz, published by powerHouse Books.